Wednesday, January 19, 2011
iCandy: Nature edition

Here at iReport, we look through hundreds of photos and videos each day. And sometimes we come across images that are so beautiful, we just have to share them with you.


This is one of those times. In the past 48 hours or so, we received these three lovely images on the site. So here's your eye candy - or, if you're tacky like me, "iCandy" - of the day: the beauty of nature.


Above, Sara O'Connor enjoys the snow in Flagstaff, Arizona. Can you believe her boyfriend captured that image with a camera phone?! They live a couple hours away and drove up especially to see the snow on New Year's Day.


Craig Smith was really, really close to Krakatoa in Indonesia when he shot this picture on January 16. He was on a boat that got within half a mile of the (active) volcano! "What a show," said Smith, remembering the "amount of ash and rocks which were hurled into the air, the height of the ash and just the massive amount of energy which was released right in front of us."


Give you three guesses what this is! I thought it looked kind of like cells under a microscope; my desk-neighbor Christina said it was more like the bubbles in a glass of champagne. But Sokratis Lefas's photo is actually a macro - or super-close-up - shot of a frozen pond. He discovered it while hiking in his hometown of Serres, Greece, and says the bubbles caught his interest.


Thanks for sharing your amazing work, iReporters! We always look forward to seeing what fresh "iCandy" you'll bring us each day.

January 19, 2011
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All three pictures a amazing!!  Way to go!

January 20, 2011
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Great photos.

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